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Bebbs Oak

Pot, 6-12" BEOA_6-12 $8.20 Out of stock
Pot, 12-18" BEOA_12-18 $10.20 Out of stock

Tags: hybrid, white, bur, oak

Natural Hybrid between White and Bur Oak Noted for Its Vigorous Growth Rate

Bebbs oak is a fairly common hybrid found within the range of bur oak. By collecting from different city parks near our nursery and from other purchases from seed collectors we we were able to make small plantings of the bebbs oak at our farm making sure to pick seedling trees with the most hybrid vigor. What we found was that bebbs oak seedlings produce a very symmetrically branched tree that also produce good yields of acorns. Trees can  average about 2 foot of growth per year. Many of these are also low in tannin which can be used for the edible acorn with only a few washings to remove the astringency.  Bebbs oak appears to develop a dark interior wood quickly even on young branches and trees. It really is an amazing hybrid that is stable enough to grow numerous generations.



Plant Specs
Genus & Species Quercus x bebbiana
Seed Source Michigan
Hardiness -30 F or more
Height (ft) 60-80
Width (ft) 40
Pollination Requirements Self fertile to some extent, but best to plant another bebbs oak or bur oak hybrid or species nearby. Wind pollination occurs miles away.
Ease of Cultivation Plant can establish quickly for an oak and grow even in sandy soil. Fruiting begins in 6-10 years from seedling. Some trees have fruited at our farm in 3 years from seed which is quite precocious for an oak tree.